Notable Twin Cities: 3/24–3/30


Sunday 3/24: The Third Place Gallery will host a discussion on starting and completing projects and getting published. Wing Young Huie will share the various challenges of making seven books, including his recent Chinese-ness: The Meaning of Identity Nature of Belonging, nominated for a Minnesota Book Award. Kai Hsu and the Asian American Literary Collective will lead a writing exercise that will explore aspects of identity, life inflection points, loss, gains, dreams, and goals. Bring your own writing supplies! The Third Place Gallery, 6:30 p.m., free.

Button Poetry will present a book release show at Icehouse with the author of SINK, Desireé Dallagiacomo. Other performers will include SEE MORE PERSPECTIVE and Saymoukda Vongsay. Icehouse, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 3/25: Curtis Sittenfeld presents the paperback release of her short story collection, You Think It, I’ll Say It, in conversation with Sally Franson. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/26: Join SubText Books in the store for a reading with Halle Butler for her novel, The New Me. Butler will be in conversation with Sally Franson, author of A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out, and a book signing will follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/27: Jim Bohen will read from his book of poems, I travel in rusting burned-out sedans, as part of the New and Nearby Series.  He will also sing some songs with Hole in the Bucket starting at 6:15 p.m. Tillie’s Farmhouse, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/28: Enjoy the book launch for Heidi Barr’s What Comes Next: Between Beauty and Destruction, an honest look at the emotions, feelings, and everyday challenges that can come with losing a job. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 3/29: Acclaimed author Siri Hustvedt returns to her native Minneapolis to present her new novel, Memories of the Future. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 3/30: Enjoy the release party for the newest Cow Tipping Press books (due out this spring), including readings from some of the talented authors featured in the new books. Wild Rumpus, 2 p.m., free.


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Abby Anderson is a fiction writer and an MFA candidate at Hamline University. She lives in Minneapolis with an extra large cat, many books, and lots of crap from estate sales. More from this author →